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Joey PolePolewarczyk Completes Season Sweep at Oxford After Late Incident

Oxford, ME – Joey Polewarczyk Jr. won his fourth American-Canadian Tour (ACT) event of the season in the Oxford Plains 150 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, July 25 after a late incident while fighting with Brad Babb for the lead.

Hudson, NH’s “Joey Pole” took the lead for the final time with four laps remaining after he and Babb made contact racing for the top spot in turn one. Babb slid up the track before gathering the car, but subsequently lost control exiting turn two and spun to bring out the caution.

After another caution on the restart, Pole held off a final charge from Dillon Moltz to complete the season sweep at the 3/8-mile oval and unofficially retake the points lead. The normally popular driver was then booed in Victory Lane.
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GSPS2LEE, NH – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will travel to Lee USA Speedway, on July 24, for the Seacoast 100.  The Seacoast 100 will be the seventh event of the 12-race season, and will be the second time the Granite State Pro Stock Series has visited the facility since the series’ inception.  The following is a closer look at the numbers of the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS), and Lee USA Speedway.

 

LEE USA SPEEDWAY NOTES:

–              Bob Bonser first opened Lee Raceway in 1964.  The track was a 1/3 mile dirt tri-oval, and had two different elevation changes, uphill and downhill.

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vsdcgbxfdfEAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – It was evident from the moment Packard and the team unloaded her Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels sponsored car, that she was happy to be racing again at Devil’s Bowl. “We had a pretty good day in practice,” Packard said, “we did some fine tuning and worked on getting the car off the track. I have really been looking forward to returning to Devil’s Bowl, and knew that we would run well here.”

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Packard Excited for Return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – After making history at Devil’s Bowl Speedway back in July 2014, Packard and the Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels team have been looking forward to the race here. Back on July 11, 2014, Packard became the first woman and the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event in the Late Model division feature race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. “I am excited to go back to Devil’s Bowl Speedway this weekend,” said Packard “I got my first late model win there and had a really successful season last year. It is going to be a lot of fun returning there.”

Packard ran the full season at Devil’s Bowl in 2014, where she finished third in the championship battle with 3 wins, 10 top-5’s and 12 top-10’s in thirteen starts. “This is the second track I ever drove my late model at and I enjoyed it right from the start,” Packard said. “It is a spacious track with long straightaways and tight corners. I really like racing this kind of track versus a tight bull ring.”
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Travis Benjamin Top 10 in PASS Historical Race at Thunder Road http://www.travisbenjamin17.com/wp/travis-benjamin-top-10-in-pass-historical-race-at-thunder-road/

1146508_695067407177460_521784913_nHistory was made this past weekend for the first time in the Pro All Stars Series. It was the first race in series history at Thunder Road Speedway in Barre Vermont. This would be Travis’ second start on the famous 1/4 mile high bank oval. Travis’ first start came there in 2001 in the Busch North Series. After the first round of practice the team was once again excited to get racing since they where second fastest and after the second practice the 17 car was fourth. The team knew they had a good car.
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benjamin3TOP 10 AT STAR SPEEDWAY FOR THE BENJAMIN MOTORSPORTS TEAM

The Benjamin Motorsports team was back in action again last weekend at Star Speedway in Epping New Hampshire. Star Speedway is a very tight quarter mile race track that the drivers really have to get up on the wheel and do some driving and the track puts on a great show for the fans. There was 32 very competitive super late models in the pit area and after practice the Benjamin Motorsports team was in the top 10 in speed.
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